Vanegas named to National Latino Law Student Association Executive Board

Virginia Vanegas of North Little Rock, has been elected to positions on the National Latino Law Student Association (NLLSA) Executive Board.

Vanegas, above, a rising third-year student at the William H. Bowen School of Law at UA Little Rock, has been elected to serve as the NLLSA Director of Community Service. Her responsibilities include organizing the community service event at the NLLSA annual conference. Vanegas will serve as a liaison with the host school to research and plan a community service/pro-bono opportunity for conference attendees.

Vanegas is a first-generation college graduate from Sedalia, Missouri, who completed her undergraduate degree at Rockhurst University in 2018 with majors in communication studies, Spanish, and psychology. Prior to law school, she was employed as a paralegal-assisting victims of domestic violence in filing protection orders and working on various other family law matters.

In addition to the NLLSA position, Vanegas serves as the president of Bowen's Latin American Law Students Association, and a member of Bowen's National Trial Competition Team, the Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers student chapter, and the Phi Alpha Delta Robinson Chapter. She is also on the Hispanic National Bar Association Region XII's planning committee, helping organize their first Summit this fall. Lastly, she is on the Board of Directors for El Zocalo, Central Arkansas's largest immigrant resource center. Her legal interests include immigration, employment, family, and criminal law.

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